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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
Phone Number: +1 808-329-6881
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Sea turtles galore!

Wanted to go for a bit of a walk somewhere that wasn't too far from Kona, and saw this place on Trip Advisor - so glad we picked it! It was really interesting to see the fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wanted to go for a bit of a walk somewhere that wasn't too far from Kona, and saw this place on Trip Advisor - so glad we picked it! It was really interesting to see the fish ponds that the locals used to use to catch and farm fish, although the petroglyphs further along the walking trail were a bit... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just wanted to see some green turtles, so we parked at the boat launch area and walked about 10 minutes and we came upon this pristine little beach cove. There were 8 green turtles there in about a foot of water. There was a nice sandy beach. It was beautiful.

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South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A walking tour of Kaloko Honokahau National Park was an excursion we picked during our cruise tour of Hawaii. The entry to the park is quite unimpressive though most of the path through the park is paved. We saw petroglyphs, some fish ponds built years ago to store fish for future use. The beach area is unimproved but the most... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This sacred place of refuge with interpretive guide adds to your understanding of the Hawaiian culture and lifestyle prior to Cook's discovery. The buildings and artefacts are interesting representations of the rich Ali'i and the peasants of the time.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a Saturday morning and they had someone there to explain the life cycle of the green sea turtle. My 5 year old was so happy! Leashed dogs are welcome and if you are there early, there aren't as many people to contend with. Sand is mostly soft and it is a great place to see sleeping... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place gives us an insight into the hoary history of the island and its many tribes who have inhabited it. The minute details that it offers is worth a careful study.

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Keaau, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important Hawaiian heritage site. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot to see except the outside of a somewhat imposing temple (Heiau). There is a beautiful ocean view, but unless you are there for the cultural festival in August you might be disappointed. If you do go to the festival go early, about 6am to see a powerful Hawaiian... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short drive (of course, any drive on the Big Island gets you there) to this Historical Park provides natural beauty and wildlife. If you time your visit right you'll get to see the huge sea turtles and other sea creatures. Kayak, walk, wade, just be sure to enjoy the scenery. You're in paradise!

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Poulsbo, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfully conducted tour! If you're in Kailua-Kona, take time for this - you won't forget it!!!!!!.

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Silver Point, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ranger will advise good shoes and to carry water. When it's 80+ outside, follow their advice. Concerts and hula dances some evenings. Go early and check.

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